1. Articles in category: Life Sciences

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    1. UMass researchers solve gecko superpower mystery, invent 'Geckskin'

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 9 2012)

      UMass researchers solve gecko superpower mystery, invent 'Geckskin'

      Now, researchers at University of Massachusetts in Amherst have unlocked that mystery. And that has led to the invention of “Geckskin,” a fabric-like device with amazing holding power they hope will have significant commercial appeal.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    2. Diabetes researcher Dr. Sabyasachi Sen shares insight

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 27 2012)

      Diabetes researcher Dr. Sabyasachi Sen shares insight Dr. Sen, an endocrinologist in the endocrine and diabetes division at Baystate Medical Center as well as an award-winning diabetes researcher, talks about the importance of prevention and early treatment for diabetes in this interview. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    3. National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Researchers 'Print' Polymers That Bend Into 3-D Shapes

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      National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Researchers 'Print' Polymers That Bend Into 3-D Shapes

      Christian Santangelo, Ryan Hayward and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently employed photographic techniques and polymer science to develop a new technique for printing two-dimensional sheets of polymers that can fold into three-dimensional shapes when water is added. The technique may lead to wide ranging practical applications from medicine to robotics

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    4. Microtest manufactures celiac cure on behalf of a Cambridge company

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      Microtest manufactures celiac cure on behalf of a Cambridge company

      Richter said Microtest has about 100 employees doing both manufacturing and contract laboratory work. The company plans to open another laboratory suite at its Agawam facility soon and that opening might result in more hiring.

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      Mentions:   The Republican   Microtest

    5. Pittsfield Boosting science in the Berkshires

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Dec 22 2011)

      The president and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center said she and her staff want to foster more developments in Western Massachusetts and Berkshire County. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    6. UMass graduate students hoping to make science fun for everyone

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      UMass graduate students hoping to make science fun for everyone “It’s such a different format, it’s not meant for scientists,” Goodwin said. The program features a speaker who talks for about ten or 15 minutes. There’s a musical interlude – with music written by graduate student Mike Rosario - allowing time for audience members to submit questions and there’s also a game that ends the program that pokes fun at scientists, she said, who use jargon that few understand. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    7. Mass. Life Sciences Center opens applications for fall loans

      Explore masshightech.com (Nov 14 2011)

      Mass. Life Sciences Center opens applications for fall loans The fall round of the Accelerator Loan Program from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is taking applications for the loans to early stage life sciences companies that could be worth up to $750,000 each (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Life Sciences Center

    8. Westfield State University's Nitza Hidalgo among Latino educators honored by Massachusetts for Hispanic Heritage Month

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      Westfield State University's Nitza Hidalgo among Latino educators honored by Massachusetts for Hispanic Heritage Month Hidalgo’s journey to success wasn’t always so clear. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Hidalgo dropped out of high school at age 15, eventually returning to complete her diploma through night school. After receiving her high-school diploma, she took many years off, which included working as a paraprofessional, before finally enrolling at Hunter College of the City University of New York. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Westfield State University   Westfield

    9. Start-up advances to money round - BostonHerald.com

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Oct 19 2011)

      Start-up advances to money round - BostonHerald.com “Our key thing is getting public support of this product, but it also would help us move forward with our clinical development and the insurance reimbursement pathway,” founder and CEO Brian Mullen said. “It would help us to reach out to doctors and other caregivers of kids with autism and bring them into the process with us.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Therapeutic Systems

    10. EDC Assesses Regional Competitiveness

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 14 2011)

        The EDC commissioned CWS Consulting Group to assess ten regional industry sectors for growth and investment potential. CWS used the western Mass section of a 2008 statewide study by Moran Stahl & Boyer commissioned by the Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development (“MassEcon”) as its starting point and assessed changes and opportunities that have arisen since then. This study achieved two objectives for us. It addressed our competitiveness against a regional peer group and it helped us improve our understanding of the internal workings of the sectors as part of our Homefield Advantage program. The study identified regional competitive advantages in the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   Homefield Advantage

    11. Mass. colleges make updated science buildings a priority

      Explore masshightech.com (Sep 29 2011)

      If infrastructure is a visible sign of investing in STEM education, Massachusetts universities appear to be on board. Both the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the University of Massachusetts Amherst have plans to build science buildings with lab space on campus. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    12. UMass receives $20 million grant from National Science Foundation

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      UMass receives $20 million grant from National Science Foundation The University of Massachusetts Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing has received a five year $20-million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue work it began when the center was first created five years ago. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Mount Holyoke College

    13. UMass nanotechnology center due to get grant for advanced solar panels, cell-phone touchscreens

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      UMass nanotechnology center due to get grant for advanced solar panels, cell-phone touchscreens Researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst who develop technologies on the scale of a human hair are in line for a major grant from the federally-funded National Science Foundation (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Mount Holyoke College   Amherst

    14. Massachusetts growth 'STEMs' from innovation

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      Massachusetts growth 'STEMs' from innovation Mathworks president Jack Little: Our business, like many in Massachusetts, depends on talent that is educated and excited about science, technology, engineering and math. That excitement must be nurtured early in our children and be sustained through to the time they join the workforce. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    15. Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges receive $1 million National Science Foundation grant for biomathematics

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      Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges receive $1 million National Science Foundation grant for biomathematics Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire colleges will form a Four College Biomathematics Consortium to support joint investigations into life research questions, exploring fields such as genome sequences that offer clues to fundamental questions about life on earth. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Holyoke   The Republican

    16. Community colleges in Greenfield, Holyoke and Springfield win grants in new Massachusetts competition

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      Community colleges in Greenfield, Holyoke and Springfield win grants in new Massachusetts competition Community colleges in Greenfield, Holyoke and Springfield on Tuesday won awards from a new state grant program designed to encourage innovation at state campuses of higher education. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College

    17. Mass. doles out $16M in fed green funds for eight towns - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Aug 25 2011)

      The projects financed are: • Belchertown; Town of Belchertown; $3,15 million — Energy Savings Performance Contract to reduce energy consumption in public buildings by 20 percent • Deerfield; ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment

    18. The brain gain -- Retaining our precious talent - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Aug 16 2011)

      The brain gain -- Retaining our precious talent - Mass High Tech Business News Economic growth and its resulting jobs are driven by innovation. Innovation comes from talented people. Last year, CNBC named Massachusetts the No. 1 state in education and No. 2 in access to capital. We must work together and do everything possible to earn the No. 1 spot in retaining talent as well. Our success, and the future success of the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Boston Fed

    19. Covidien kicks off PAD studies in Europe

      Explore masshightech.com (Aug 8 2011)

      Covidien said its Definitive AR anti-restenosis study is enrolling patients at Imelda Hospital in Bonheiden, Belgium. Definitive AR is a pilot study designed to address restenosis, which is the narrowing of a blood vessel in patients with PAD, and will look at the impact of treating a diseased vessel with plaque excision prior to the use of a drug-coated balloon. The study will focus on whether removing calcified plaque will enhance the absorption of drugs delivered by a drug-coated balloon. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Covidien

    20. Conducting Properties in Bacterial Nanowires Discovered

      Explore Newswise (Aug 7 2011)

      Lead microbiologist Derek Lovley with physicists Mark Tuominen, Nikhil Malvankar and colleagues, say networks of bacterial filaments, known as microbial nanowires because they conduct electrons along their length, can move charges as efficiently as synthetic organic metallic nanostructures, and they do it over remarkable distances, thousands of times the bacterium’s length. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    21. MLSC opens applications for tax incentives - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Jul 19 2011)

      The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has opened up the application process for the 2011 Life Sciences Tax Incentive Program, which has the potential to dole out up to $25 million in tax breaks each year. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    22. Trade groups gain feds’ ear - BostonHerald.com

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Jul 11 2011)

      Trade groups gain feds’ ear - BostonHerald.com CEOs of Massachusetts biotech and medical device companies who have had issues with new federal policies will gain direct access to the commissioner of their chief regulatory agency today. U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) will accompany Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg to two roundtables in Boston. “Massachusetts is... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   John Kerry   MassMedic   Tom Sommer

    23. Raising money and scraping by - BostonHerald.com

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Jul 9 2011)

      Raising money and scraping by - BostonHerald.com Amherst-based Therapeutic Systems — which in May launched its wearable Vayu vest that’s designed to help soothe autistic children — has raised $325,000 in initial seed-round funding in addition to $66,500 in prize and grant money. As one of 125 finalists in MassChallenge, its two executives hope not only to win some of the start-up comp... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Therapeutic Systems

    24. MassChallenge finalist pumped up by autism vest

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Jul 7 2011)

      MassChallenge finalist pumped up by autism vest Mullen co-developed the vest’s DeePAD technology, which is licensed from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. It’s based on research started when he was earning a master’s degree in mechanical engineering there and continued during Ph.D. studies. The vest, which sells for $2,000 and comes in three sizes, is fabricated by medical device manufacturer Dielectrics Inc. in Chicopee. It has a removable hand pump that allows the child, his parent, occupational therapist or other caregiver to inflate or deflate the internal vest “bladder” to apply the desired level of deep pressure to the child. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

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